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Dallas Mavericks: 5 players worth trading into the draft to acquire

Dallas Mavericks Charles Bassey (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Charles Bassey (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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Draft prospect Dallas Mavericks should trade to acquire: 1. Charles Bassey

Charles Bassey is a 6’11 center from Western Kentucky. During his junior season, he averaged 17.6 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks per game.

Bassey is a big man who will excel on the defensive side of the ball. He is athletic enough to run in transition and be a lob threat. The 20-year-old will fit in nicely with an offense that utilizes the pick and roll.

Bassey does have the ability to shoot, but his jumper will need a ton of work for him to become an actual threat from deep. With his size and athletic ability, he can finish at the rim fairly easily, despite missing some put-backs that he should finish.

Coming into the NBA, he will need to put on more weight to be a paint dominant big man. Bassey could even use an extra year to develop and fill out more. He is not the best at spacing the floor, but he does have a decent and improving jumper that could change the narrative.

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Charles Bassey would be an ideal fit in Dallas, as it gives them a young promising center that can rebound and block shots. Bassey is a mix of Clint Capela and Andre Drummond. Those are two All-Star caliber players. The 20-year-old will have to put in the work to reach their level, but his potential is massive.

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